Category Archives: Local history

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” – Dr. Seuss

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Travel, as they say, is a broadening experience.  French novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) said, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” … Continue reading

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Entertainment in Days Gone By

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Long ago, before there were cinema multiplexes and streaming video services, people enjoyed live entertainment at theatres and auditoriums, often luxuriously appointed venues. Evansville had its share of these, … Continue reading

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The House that “Jack” Built

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Some images are just evocative, aren’t they? You immediately recognize them.  You probably recognize most, if not all of these, even if you don’t know who designed and built … Continue reading

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Gone, But Not Forgotten

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. If you have watched the 4th of July firework on Evansville’s riverfront or driven down Riverside Drive, you’ve probably seen this. It’s the Four Freedoms monument, celebrating freedom of … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. November 11, 1918—specifically, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—World War I ended with the signing of an armistice in a railroad car outside … Continue reading

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